Top 15 Sophisti-Pop Albums

By mixing elements of jazz, r&b and soul, a new wave of artist emerged during the mid-80s, bringing with them a certain cultured elegance to the charts. Here is our…
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Top 100 Singles of the 80s: 5-1

5 Visage: Fade to Grey In many ways, this was the spiritual sequel to our number 20 single, David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes. Visage frontman Steve Strange stepped out of…
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Top 100 Singles of the Eighties: 10-6

10 Propaganda: Duel It’s actually quite incredible that Propaganda manage to gatecrash our Top 10 when they released so little music in the Eighties (and have released next-to-nothing in the…
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Top 100 Singles of the 80s: 15-11

15 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Enola Gay Not OMD’s biggest chart hit – even Locomotion got higher – but their most well-loved. Possibly because it summed up everything that…
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Top 100 Singles of the 80s: 25-21

25 Erasure: Sometimes The first of two high-scoring entries for Erasure, and proof that if any one musician dominates UK Eighties pop – and this Top 100 – it’s Vince…
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Top 100 Singles of the 80s: 30-26

30 Frankie Goes To Hollywood: The Power of Love While Relax and Two Tribes, the first two Frankie singles, are remembered for their big, bold, world-stopping statements of sex and…
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Top 100 Singles of the 80s: 40-36

40 Electronic: Getting Away With It This may be Electronic’s only appearance in our chart, but all of the group’s members – Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr and guest Neil Tennant…
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